The 100 Season 7 dropped its finale episode on September 30, 2020, and since then some fans are wondering for the post-apocalyptic science fiction drama’s Season 8. It is because there is a rumor claiming that The CW Network’s The 100 Season 8 is on the way.
Let’s be clear, there is no such official announcement on the making of The 100 Season 8. Rather, in August 2019, it was announced the seventh season would be the final season, finishing the show with 100 episodes.
Consideration accroding to an interview
According to an interview of the show’s creator Jason Rothenberg, he and his writer’s team already decided to conclude the series several years back.
Meanwhile, fans would be happy to know while The 100 is officially over; it seems there’s still some hope for the series viewers. A prequel to The 100 is under development and it may come to fruition very soon.
In October 2019, Rothenberg began developing a prequel series to for consideration The CW. A backdoor pilot episode was ordered; “Anaconda” aired July 8, 2020, as an episode of the seventh and final season of The 100. The prequel series is set to show the events 97 years before the original series, beginning with the nuclear apocalypse that wiped out almost all life on Earth.
In February 2020, it was reported that Iola Evans, Adain Bradley, and Leo Howard were cast as Callie, Reese, and August, respectively.
In January 2021, Deadline reported that The 100 prequel was still being considered. In May 2021, according to The CW Network’s head Mark Pedowitz, the spinoff was still under consideration by the network.